Dumbe Trail Run 2019
Fri 1 Nov - Sun 3 Nov 2019 @ Harrismith, KwaZulu-Natal


Organiser
Dumbe Trail Run

November 1 - 3 2019

Bring your family and friends and enjoy the vibe! We offer country hospitality at the race village, located on the escarp bordering the Free State and Kwa Zulu Natal near Oliviershoek Pass and Sterkfontein Dam. The race village offers a relaxing atmosphere with comfortable seating where runners can relax during the day and enjoying magnificent views! Leave the village only for your run, as everything are catered for inside the village for the entire weekend! 

36km's in 2 days

Run 36km of pristine trails over two days with a good mix of technical and smooth single track. Expect clearly marked routes, well-stocked water points and views that take your breath away! A fun packed weekend awaits the one who dares to enter and conquer Dumbe Trail Run! 

What You Need To Know

TENTED ACCOMMODATION

Book your own tent @ R2150.00 per runner 
*Note:  A limit of 1 supporters package is offered with this option, sharing your tent
  • You receive a 3 Man tent and 1 Mattress
  • Clean Toilets and Hot Showers
  • Meals:
  • Friday: Dinner.
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Sunday: Breakfast
  • Snack & coffee bar
  • Amazing trails
  • Water points
  • Full medical support and backup                                          
  • Race village and Chill Zone
  • Well stocked bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Official race garment

Tented Accommodation Package Sharing:

Share your tent with another runner @ R2050.00 per runner.

*Note:  No supporters packages are offered with this option)

  • You receive a 3 Man tent and 2 Mattresses
  • Clean Toilets and Hot Showers
  • Meals:
  • Friday: Dinner.
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Sunday: Breakfast
  • Snack & coffee bar
  • Amazing trails
  • Water points
  • Full medical support and backup                                          
  • Race village and Chill Zone
  • Well stocked bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Official race garment

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

Entry @ R1950.00, book to Self-Camp or Guest House at additional cost.

*Note:  Multiple supporters packages are offered with this option for families

  • Clean Toilets and Hot Showers
  • Meals:
  • Friday: Dinner.
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Sunday: Breakfast
  • 24 hour snack & coffee bar
  • Amazing trails
  • Water points
  • Full medical support and backup                                           
  • Race village and Chill Zone
  • Well stocked bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Official race garment


Distance:

Day One: 21km, 2 Water Points.
Day Two: 15km, 1 Water Point. 

Race Briefing
Day One: Friday evening 19h00
Day Two: Saturday evening 19h00

Route

Day 1: 21km, 2 Water Points
The first day of running starts runners off with a scenic stretch of single track, running along the escarp, boasting spectacular views of KZN.
Before long, the drop down the historic Retief Pass begins into the Valley, leading runners onto the magical tracks of Ali’s avenue before starting the ascent up the iconic Solly’s Folly.
The long climb ends soon enough where after runners pass through the wild proteas of Kirstenbosch, running along the escarpment once again with its breathtaking views before reaching the Kaalvoet Vrou Monument.
After taking a selfie with arguably one of the toughest ladies in the history of our country, it is a short stretch home to the race village where warm hospitality awaits…

Day 2: 15km, 482m ascent

Day two of running will certainly not disappoint the single track lover, leading runners along breathtaking paths.
Runners start off with a steady climb along a ridgeline to the highest point of the day, providing stunning panoramic viewsof the Central and Northern Drakensberg.
Unsurpassed views of the Amphitheatre will continue to mesmerize runners as they drop steadily down Dragon’s Spine towards Oom Pieter se Bos, a magical forest section.
Spectacular views of the Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains remains a focal point as the road winds on along the lower ridges towards Vergezient Falls.
Runners work their way around the Lost Pools to the beautiful Picnic Rock before a steep ascend up the Cattle Pass takes them to Old Trails View along the beautiful escarp and back to the race village.

Race Rules Competitors:

Competitors need to be 16 years or older to enter.There will be no unofficial participants in the race, running under someone else’s number will result in disqualification.No person will be allowed to run under someone else’s name. Proper procedure is to be followed to make a substitution.

Each participant must complete the entire 2 day course under his/her own power.
Any competitor who has not completed the entire course will be disqualified.

If you withdraw from the event, competitors must notify the race timekeepers or a marshal immediately.Compulsory equipment is non-negotiable. Failure to comply will result in time penalties or disqualification, at the Race Director’s discretion.

Compulsory Kit:

The following kit will be checked at the start of each stage:

  • Trail Shoes

  • Hydration Pack/ 1 Litre Water

  • Charged Cell Phone

  •  Race Number

  • Energy Bars/ Food

  • Waterproof Jacket

Medical Care

Paramedic crews will be available for medical treatment and consultation.

The medical crew has the authority to withdraw a competitor from an event should the competitor’s further participation in the event possibly result in permanent injury, disability or death to the competitor.

Competitors are obliged to carry their personal medications on them. The medical crew will not be on hand to supply personal medication should the competitors concerned have failed to supply their own.

The medical crew will provide immediate emergency treatment and stabilisation. Should a competitor require transport by road or air ambulance, the cost of any transport out of the race environment will be carried by the patient.

Competitors are strongly advised to take appropriate medical insurance against the costs of emergency evacuations and repatriation.

General:

All vehicles are to be parked in the designated area.Strictly NO SMOKING will be allowed in the Marquee or Chill Zone of the race village.No dogs allowed.
Littering in any way is prohibited.Any competitor wishing to complain any aspect of the event can do so. Complaints may only be made with first-hand knowledge. No second-hand reports will be accepted or considered. Abusive language will not be tolerated. Persons wishing to express outrage will do so in a controlled manner.

Any individual, male or female, will be barred from all events for life if found to have used physical violence during the course of the event.

Refund & Substitution Policy:

A 50% refund will be paid if requested before 1 July 2019.No refunds will be paid after 1 July 2019.

No refunds will be paid if paying through the payment plan.No transfer of entry to future events.Should you be unable to run, a substitution can be made by selling your entry to another runner and changing the details in your entry.
Substitutions are made with a non-negotiable R200 substitution fee before 15 October 2019. 

More information: www.dumbetrailrun.co.za/

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Solo Tented Village Package 36 km 08:00 R 2,150.00
Sharing Tented Village Package 36 km 08:00 R 2,050.00
Alternative Accommodation Package 36 km 08:00 R 1,950.00

Event location
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, Harrismith

Route information



View map online GPS co ordinates: 28 34.218’S 29 8.212’E


Coordinates -28.5690604, 29.1349254
Address Harrismith, 9880
City Harrismith
Province KwaZulu-Natal